AMD unveils new motherboards for Ryzen featuring X370 chipsets

Scorpus

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AMD is going all out at CES 2017, revealing a collection of AM4 motherboards that will fully support their upcoming Ryzen CPUs. 16 motherboards were unveiled in total, from five popular manufacturers: ASRock, Asus, Biostar, Gigabyte, and MSI.

These new motherboards include features we've come to know and love from modern Intel boards. There's full support for dual-channel DDR4, NVMe storage, M.2 slots, PCIe 3.0, and USB 3.1 gen 2; all features which are new to AMD systems. At the high end you'll see an AMD X370 chipset on board, however there are also A320 and B350 chipsets with lesser feature sets.

Those worried about coolers will be glad to know that AMD is working with 15 cooler vendors on products that support the AM4 platform. Announced at CES were products updated to support AM4 from Noctua (such as the NH-D15), Corsair (such as the H110i) and EK Waterblocks.

AMD is also proud to report that Ryzen will be seen in a wide range of machines from popular system builders, including Origin, Maingear, CyberPower, and iBuyPower. The full list of companies building Ryzen PCs stretches to 17, however several of these are local vendors.

There's still no word on when Ryzen will be available, but it is slated for a Q1 2017 launch.

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cldmstrsn

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Really excited to see how Ryzen performs. Im still extremely happy with my 3770k but if its really good ill think about doing a new build in a year or two and then see what do.
 

Nobina

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Every time before AMD releases something there is hype. I'm surely not hyped up about it but I hope they pull it off cause Intel monopoly isn't good for anyone but them.
 

Skidmarksdeluxe

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Things are sounding very rosy to me for AMD to begin there terrific comeback starting this year. I really hope they manage to pull it off. I'm getting sick & tired of Intel & Nvidia dominating everything and just feeding us the scraps from their table, overcharging for it, telling us to appreciate and suck it up because we can't do any better. The saddest thing is, right at this moment, they are absolutely right.
 

mcborge

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Soon time for me to upgrade from my sabertooth fx990 rev2 and fx8350 which have both served me very well over the years... Cant wait... those boards look very nice.
 

USAvenger

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I still feel like banging my hard head on the wall for not buying AMD stock when it was below 2 bucks last February. It's over $11 now.
 

Adhmuz

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"Those worried about coolers will be glad to know that AMD is working with 15 cooler vendors on products that support the AM4 platform."

I wasn't worried, I suspected AMD wasn't going to change from their plastic crap-tastic retention system, and by the looks of it they have not... Really, it looks nearly identical if not very close to what they already have on existing products. My guess is most existing after market coolers will work fine with it as long as it uses a back plate, even those that rely on the existing plastic mount should even be more or less compatible.

So by working with "15 cooler vendors" they must mean allowing them to slap the AM4 logo on the box somewhere and call it a day?

All that aside, the rest of the board and platform in general looks rather promising, fingers crossed this is actually worth something and gives Intel a kick in the *** to do more than these pathetic 5% performance increases every year or so.
 

misor

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Amd should stop copying intel's naming system. really, x370? must be faster than intel's z270 chipsets... /s
my noob suggestion: 'aura' mobo for ryzen cpu
 
A little disappointing regarding the DDR4 side, no quad-channel or info (4200MHz +/-?).
How many M.2/U.2 slots? Will it share ..again the bandwidth form the SATA ports?
What exactly new that never been seen before?
 

Ranger1st

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Been waiting since for the next worthwhile upgrade since I bought my 1090T /FX890 setup.. this looks like it.
 

Badelhas

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A little disappointing regarding the DDR4 side, no quad-channel or info (4200MHz +/-?).
How many M.2/U.2 slots? Will it share ..again the bandwidth form the SATA ports?
What exactly new that never been seen before?

Those are nice questions indeed.